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Usher's Ex-Wife

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By Custody Judge ... Again

9/15/2012 5:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

's ex-wife Tameka Raymond just lost ANOTHER round in her custody battle with the singer ... the judge shot down her request for a retrial ... but Tameka's not giving up.

As TMZ first reported, Tameka filed docs earlier this month demanding a second bite of the apple after Usher was awarded primary custody of the couple's two kids. Tameka claimed the judge is biased because she accepted campaign donations from Usher's lawyer.

But this week, the same judge rejected Tameka's motion -- claiming it's been public knowledge since 2008 that Usher's lawyer donated to her re-election campaign ... and if Tameka cared to look, she would have found out long before her custody trial.

As far as the judge is concerned ... Tameka's just a sore loser.

Sources close to Tameka tell TMZ she plans to appeal.


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Oprah will have Usher on OWN Sun. night .. I'm looking forward to the interview. As for Tameka, damn, as I have said 100 times already .. get your sh&t together because you will cause more emotional harm to these children in that state you are in than good to them.
I'm so turned off by this woman, I can't even stand to see her face anywhere. For someone who just lost their child, she should be given the book rights to "How to grieve properly for dummies". What a disgrace to Kile's memory!

767 days ago


What a horrific woman has she even taken time out from chasing money to mourn...

767 days ago


I'm equally suspicious of the judge's impartiality [as if they ever are impartial]---she blew it. They should have objected on the front end as it stands it looks like what it is, crying "unfair" because she didn't get the judgement she wanted. I blame her budget lawyer.

767 days ago


she can appeal but she'll never be appealing

767 days ago


She is simple, as far Appeal...the court well not accept new evidence, and as far as the lawyer contributing to the judges campaign, the appeals court will agree that the records were available...therefore if she had issue she should have addressed with the court before the trial started not after she lost. Dumb hoe....she decided to be a hard ass when he tried to settle, but she was so adament that she was going to walk away with the kids.

767 days ago


If I recall correctly, Usher wanted to work out a joint custody agreement and Tameka did not. Then before the death of her son, all I heard was her asking for money, her charge cards and when it didn't work, she'd put dirt out about Usher to try to get him to give in.
I know she must feel as if she lost three children right now, so I do have compassion for her but maybe she and her attornies should have focused on doing their homework and checking backgrounds more and less on getting charge cards reinstated.
Take time Tameka to get yourself strong again, then really TRY to work with the father of your children and less with his wallet!

767 days ago


Just because she didn't get what she wanted she called foul play? Both their lawyers donated money to this judge, went thru with the trial and not ONCE did any of them recued themselves off the case. You can't have your cake and eat it too just because you didn't like what the judge decided.

767 days ago


A new judge needs to hear this. Sounds like personal issues with him and this woman. I don't know why she lost custody but she should have a fair chance at winning them back and it doesn't sound like she's getting it.

767 days ago


Actually it's heartless for Usher to seek custody since she just lost her kid. Unless she's endangering the kids, he should have let this go.

767 days ago


Who is paying for all these appeals?

767 days ago


She's getting a bad rap beacuse she's a loud black girl. there's a definite conflict of interest.

767 days ago


Unless there is more to this story than I've heard than this judge is on the take. For a man to get custody of a child the scales have to be very much in his favour unless she has done something to lose her kids it makes no sense. On top of that when the mother has other siblings from previous relationships then they frown even more on seperating the children from their siblings. On top of that unless Usher has retired for good his profession is horrible for having the kids since he would be gone for ages when working. All said unless she's got addiction issues this looks very much like a crooked judge!!!

767 days ago


Has she ever undergone a psychological evaluation? There's something not right about her.

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766 days ago


She wants a second bite AT the apple not OF the apple, lol TMZ

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